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by Oyster
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 4821

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

Nice work Kens!
by Oyster
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 233
Views: 44608

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Great reporting, Its so detailed that you could create a book relating your travels that others coming after you could use too. Thanks again for taking the time to share it.
by Oyster
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 4821

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

Having fiberglass on the sides does change the process and the amount of coats of varnish that you may end up needing. But at this point in time you will need to have enough build up on the surface for blocking so that you do not break thru the glass and even change the color in those areas from the...
by Oyster
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 4821

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

Any two part clear coat finish product on large surfaces, especially on the vertical surfaces are better sprayed than brushed. So for the first timer with no experience in spraying in particular and the right compressor set up to capture any damp particles, I don't recommend it. Speaking about the c...
by Oyster
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 4821

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

I'm going to chime in with a question that may be considered heresy by purists on the forum. Epiphanes appears to be the "gold standard" finish, but is the highest cost and requires sanding between coats. Jamestown has "Total Boat" products that do not require sanding between coats--Lust or Gleam. ...
by Oyster
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 233
Views: 44608

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

So any updates? Have you made it across the state or the stream yet?
by Oyster
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 4821

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

Personally I use high gloss to build up finishes before considering using semi gloss or even satin varnish on clear coated surfaces. High gloss helps you in your fairing process. Of course I don't know how many coats you have on your surface at this point in time. But don't be afraid of building up ...
by Oyster
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Converting pilot house window to hatch on Coastal Cruiser
Replies: 7
Views: 3220

Re: Converting pilot house window to hatch on Coastal Cruiser

If the idea is that you plan on going all the way forward to the trunk top, then you may need to do two things. Check the construction method and material for the current trunk, making sure that it will hold you between any framing that may be in there too. But if I was doing this I would create a h...
by Oyster
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 233
Views: 44608

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Thanks Curt for your continued reports with photos. Enjoyable to see your progress on the boat you built yourself. You are putting some miles under her keel.

MkkKnot do you have more shots of your boat? Interior? general sleeping accomadations? and creature comforts?
by Oyster
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Florida Malahini Build
Replies: 99
Views: 37287

Re: Florida Malahini Build

That deck is beautiful. When you get several coats on it, then you will really see the fruits of your labor. Good job!
by Oyster
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 233
Views: 44608

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

I agree about the Suzuki engines. Personally I have been using them since they came out with the four strokes. I still have a 40 hp year 2000 that's still going. Just flush them out really good and service them accordingly .
by Oyster
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: OKOUME PLYWOOD VS MARINE GRADE PLYWOOD
Replies: 17
Views: 5519

Re: OKOUME PLYWOOD VS MARINE GRADE PLYWOOD

Roberta wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:55 pm
I thought the Joubert was the best. From France.

Roberta
Both carry the 1088 and Lloyds ratings.
by Oyster
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: OKOUME PLYWOOD VS MARINE GRADE PLYWOOD
Replies: 17
Views: 5519

Re: OKOUME PLYWOOD VS MARINE GRADE PLYWOOD

This is the go to plywood brand that the high end boat builders uses. Its sold by several vendors. But this outlet describes it best. The cores are the key, which can set other purveyors of the 1088 brand apart. Unfortunately the 1088 stamp does not carry as much weight these days. So you do see out...
by Oyster
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 233
Views: 44608

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

What speed and fuel burn do you get on your normal cruising rpm with the 150?? Do you happen to have the rigged weight of your boat?
by Oyster
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: OKOUME PLYWOOD VS MARINE GRADE PLYWOOD
Replies: 17
Views: 5519

Re: OKOUME PLYWOOD VS MARINE GRADE PLYWOOD

Sorry, but we are starting to mix our vegetables. Shawn wrote about the marine ply at Menards. The stuff at Menards is spec'd to a structural standard with a marine glue. https://hw.menardc.com/main/items/media/ROSEB001/Prod_Tech_Spec/ABMarine102317-DS918.pdf It is supposed to meet this APA standar...

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